It is the second sign of the zodiac. It is also 30 degrees on Longitude and it extends from the 30th degree from Vernal Equinox (or Mesha) 30 to 60 degrees. In Karthikai Nakshathra (or constellation) the second, third and fourth padas (quarters), Rohini Nakshathra In full and Mrigasirisha constellation first half (or the first and the second padas of Mrigasirisha) are contained in the sign Taurus (Rishaba).
Rishaba is an earthy, fixed, feminine, moist, semi-fruitful, bestial sign of short ascension. This sign is symbolized by a bull both by Hindus and Westerners. They say that the bull appears with unusual horns both on head and toes. It also appears with a decisive and determined look to go ahead and rush forward with great energy, showing its stubborn and tenacious nature.
Taurus (Rishaba) is governed by Venus (Sukra) who is said to be the owner of this sign. It is the sign where Moon get, exalted. As Taurus is the seventh sign from Scorpio ruled by Mars (Mangal-Kuja-Sevvai-Angaraka) It is the house of detriment to Mars. The fiery nature of Mars gets toned down by the owner, the passionate and peaceful Venus (Sukra).
Persons born under this sign are of middle stature. They posses a lean and muscular body. They are neither stout nor thick. Their complexion will be ruddy and they have a fairly long neck and face. Their head will be broad at the temples and narrow at the chin. They have bushy eye-brows, eyes grey to greyish brown with sharp sight. Their hair will be wiry, colour varying from dark to sandy.
As Mars rules this sign, the people born in Aries will be ever active and ambitious. They are bold and impulsive. If the ascendant is afflicted they will be rash and aggressive. Beneficial aspects give them confidence and courage. They always aim high and are ever enterprising.
Aries, being the first sign of the zodiac, persons born under this sign will desire to be at the head of all affairs. They do not relish suggestions from other but act only according to their own judgment. They do not like subordination but wish to be the leaders in thought and action. They are best fitted to guide, control and govern others if the ascendant receives beneficial aspects. Being a positive sign, if gives determination and force of character. Arians act quickly with unbounded self-confidence. They have much of executive ability and uncompromising spirit. Being born in a movable sign, they will not hesitate to change whatever they dislike and whenever they want. They cannot wait patiently for opportunities to come but will go out and create them to fulfil their desire. As Aries is a fiery sign, their mind will be pregnant with ideas and their desire will be to execute them at once. They are best fitted to deal with any situation or emergence. They can never sacrifice their personal desires for others, If the sign is afflicted, the Aries born will be drawn into a quarrel and if they do not fare well, they become fretful and boisterous. They will try to stick to their own views. They will under-estimate others. They are over-optimistic. They overshoot the mark, and will over-trade in business. They are not the people who look before the leap. Consistency is not their virtue. They will take up fresh enterprises before completing those on hand. Even if they occupy a humble and subordinate position, they will try to be at the head of some branch of their Work. Very quickly they scheme, plan and execute with the ultimate object of directing others. If Aries is afflicted, the native's enthusiasm is converted into fanaticism, and boldness into foolhardiness. They are ardently demonstrative and passionate. Evil planets in the ascendant make them aggressive, proud, arrogant, headstrong, hasty and quarrelsome. They will be egoistic with the 'I' predominating in them. They are tenacious and purposeful. Their accent is on the ends and not on the means.
HEALTH AND DISEASE
Generally good health will be enjoyed by the Arians. They will have enough of immunity from, and resistance to, infectious diseases as Mars rules the sign; but they are prone to minor injuries frequently and also to serious accidents occasionally, particularly to the head. Wherever there is an element of risk, the Aires born should exercise care, especially when they drive cars or work with sharp instruments, etc. Both men and women born in this sign will be fond of sports because they are capable of sudden spurts of energy. They are better fitted for games lasting only for a few minutes than for matches lasting for a long duration.
Aries indicates the head. The sixth house therefrom is Virgo which denotes digestive system and also the nature of ailment to the Aries born. Therefore they are liable to suffer from headaches, burns, inflammatory diseases, affections of the brain, neuralgia, coma, high fever, colic pains, paralysis, apoplexy, pimples, insomnia, ringworms, migraine, smallpox, malaria, affection of the brains, thrombosis, etc.
They require plenty of rest and sleep and also good food with plenty of vegetables. They have to relax and control their feelings. They should avoid worry, excitement and anger. As a patient, the native becomes impatient of sickness and tries to have a quick recovery. They have to avoid stimulants and take less of meat.
FINANCE AND FORTUNE
Though people born in this sign are not for amassing wealth, yet they have a desire to earn much and spend likewise. They may lose money through impulsive purchases and rash investments. They always think only of today and never of tomorrow. Evil planets in Aries show that they start in a flash and end in a crash. They never balance their budgets. On a later date, they realise. The best remedy for them is to think before they act. They will advise others in spending and saving, but will not follow.
ROMANCE AND MARRIAGE
Arians are extremely frank and enthusiastic even in love. Their good nature frank and enthusiastic even in love. their good nature and charm attract the opposite sex. They take practical steps. They want freedom, adventure in love and everlasting affection. If the dominant nature is softened, they can be happy. Further, they should not be impatient, and emotional. They should stick on to the old lover.
The Aries wives (ladies born in Aries) will be witty and independent. If Aries is afflicted, she will have pride not only in her appearance but also in the domestic environments. She will always speak high of her own family. Jealousy and pride are her outstanding weaknesses. She will always expect her husband to attend on her, speak high of her and never praise anybody else especially in her presence. She will prove to be a good host. She will love only such a man whom she can admire. If perchance an Aries lady marries a simple man, she will over power and subdue him in all activities. Since these ladies will be a little aggressive, it is for the husbands to be patient and tactful in dealing with them. Aries women become very romantic and are given to sudden spurts of enthusiasm.
Aries indicates such of the professions which Mars rules. If the planet which denotes one's profession by owning either the 2nd or the 6th or the 10th house in one horoscope, occupies Aries in Rasi or lord of the house occupies, in navamsa, Aries or if Aries happens to be the second or the sixth or the tenth house and the lord Mars is very strong, then any of the following will be the profession of the native.
Army officers, captains in the army or in the navy, soldiers, defence department, surgeons, butchers, barbers, police, A.R.P. officials, chemists, bailiffs, thieves, smiths, tailors, cutlers, bakers, armourers, watchmakers, dyers, cooks, carpenters, gamesters, gunners, physicians, boxers, workers in iron and steel, officers of law, firemen, guards, detectors, mechanics, wrestlers, workers in lime and brick kilns, dealers in sport goods, read articles, workers in factory, industry, mills, etc.
Bombs, fireworks, heavy acids, rails, tractors, buses, motors, machinery, iron and steel, reclamation of slums, wastelands, etc., and the crops cultivated in such areas.